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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1968.
The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1968: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1968?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1968 WDCO TV channel 15 in Cochran, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Jan 1968 Zizi closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 04 Jan 1968 Duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas
  • 05 Jan 1968 Alexander Dubcek comes to power: ''Prague Spring'' begins in Czechoslovakia.
  • 06 Jan 1968 Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon.
  • 07 Jan 1968 GE College Bowl quiz show premieres on NBC TV
  • 08 Jan 1968 British Prime Minister Harold Wilson endorses the 'I'm Backing Britain' campaign for working an additional half hour each day without pay.ref name=quotWilson after-dinner speechquotJohn Chartres, quotWilson Joins 'I Back Britain'quot, ''The Times'', 9 January 1968, p. 1.
  • 09 Jan 1968 US Surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on the Moon.
  • 10 Jan 1968 Great Balls of Fire reaches #1
  • 11 Jan 1968 Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080 / 1570 km)
  • 12 Jan 1968 Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd
  • 13 Jan 1968 Hallelujah, Baby! closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 293 performances
  • 14 Jan 1968 Soyuz 4 launched
  • 15 Jan 1968 KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Jan 1968 21st NHL All-Star Game: Toronto Maple Leafs beat All-Stars 4-3 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • 17 Jan 1968 Soyuz 4 and 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft
  • 18 Jan 1968 Happy Time opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 286 performances
  • 19 Jan 1968 WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 20 Jan 1968 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming.
  • 21 Jan 1968 US B-52 bomber with nuclear bomb crashes in Greenland.
  • 22 Jan 1968 Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
  • 23 Jan 1968 Spy ship USS Pueblo and 83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by North Korea.
  • 25 Jan 1968 Risse St. in Bronx named
  • 26 Jan 1968 Israeli submarine Dakar crashes in Mediterranean Sea, 69 die
  • 27 Jan 1968 Darling of the Day opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 31 performances
  • 28 Jan 1968 Goose Goslin and Kiki Cuyler elected to baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 29 Jan 1968 Nauru adopts constitution.
  • 30 Jan 1968 Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, Honey
  • 31 Jan 1968 Record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32 inches), at Agata, USSR.

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Movies

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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

Country: United States of America

Winter Light

Winter Light

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom, Max von Sydow

Country: United States of America

Blood In, Blood Out

Blood In, Blood Out

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

Country: United States of America

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

Country: United States of America

In Bruges

In Bruges

Directed by: Martin McDonagh

Starring: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds, Elizabeth Berrington

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1968?
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Couples by John Updike

Couples

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One of the signature novels of the American 1960s, Couples is a book that, when it debuted, scandalized the public with prose pictures of the way people live, and that today provides an engrossing epitaph to the short, happy life …

Rosemary'S Baby by Ira Levin

Rosemary'S Baby

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In this new Fiftieth Anniversary edition of the classic masterpiece of spellbinding suspense, evil wears the most innocent face of all... Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor husband Guy move into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment building …

Airport by Arthur Haile

Airport

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Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott

Between Parent And Child

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Over the past thirty-five years, Between Parent and Child has helped millions of parents around the world strengthen their relationships with their children.

A Modern Priest Looks At His Outdated Church by James J. Kavanaugh

A Modern Priest Looks At His Outdated Church

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#1 on the NY Times Bestseller list. Europeans titled it, "A Protest of Love," since JK wrote from the heart to save the Churches by separating mythological traditions from the historic truths they veiled.